Wisconsin Master Naturalist

COVID-19 Update: We plan to offer in-person Master Naturalist training opportunities that comply with local, state, and University policies beginning May 1, 2021. Announcements of the 2021 Master Naturalist Volunteer trainings will start January 30 at the Volunteer Training page.

While staying safe at home, the following activities are encouraged:

  • Online advanced training opportunities.
  • Volunteerism that can be done from home, including working with your volunteer organizations to create digital content and programming, such as virtual tours and experiences; newsletter creation; social media updates; and similar safe at home activities. Master Naturalists, please log into the Portal for volunteer opportunities available during this unique time.
  • Using online technology to meet and strategize with your volunteer organizations and fellow volunteers.


The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program supports a network of well-informed volunteers and instructors dedicated to conservation service, leadership, and lifelong learning. Through expert-led trainings out in nature and in the classroom, Master Naturalists are equipped to address environmental challenges facing the state. Make a positive impact through stewardship, citizen science, and educational activities. Join us today!

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Gain knowledge and connect with people and places across Wisconsin.
Watch for 2021 locations and dates to be announced starting January 30.

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